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Highland Community College Technical Center offers an LPN to RN Completion Program which awards an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). This is a two-semester program that allows licensed practical nurses to "bridge" to the next level of nursing.

The ADN: LPN to RN Completion Program enables the qualified LPN to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the entry level registered nurse. Through a series of courses that build upon the knowledge and experience of the LPN, the program encourages critical thinking skills, ethical principles, and legal practices of professional nursing established in the Kansas Nurse Practice Act. Successful completion of this program enables the graduate to take the national licensure examination (NCLEX-RN ®) to become a registered nurse.

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Great news.....

The  LPN to RN Completion Program was “called out” at the quarterly Kansas State Board of Nursing Education Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2015!

The RN Class of 2014 was the ONLY 100% first time pass rate out of all of the RN programs in the state of Kansas!

 

Prerequisites

Students making application for the ADN: LPN to RN Completion Program must have an active LPN license. In addition, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Human Growth and Development - 3 credit hours
  • Human Anatomy and Human Physiology with labs - minimum of 5 credit hours. (There is a 7 year expiration date. If over 7 years, please contact the Nursing Department.)
    • BS104 Human Anatomy with lab - 4 credit hours
    • BS105 Human Physiology with lab - 4 credit hours
  • General Psychology - 3 credit hours
  • Microbiology with lab - minimum of 4 credit hours. (There is a 7 year expiration date. If over 7 years, please contact the Nursing Department.)
    • BS 203 Microbiology with lab - 5 credit hours (BS 101 prerequisite)
  • College English I - 3 credit hours
  • College English II or Public Speaking or Oral Communications - 3 credit hours
  • Computer Literacy Elective - 1 credit hour
  • Humanities and Fine Arts Elective - 3 credit hours
  • IV Therapy Certification(click on link for class dates)
  • CPR Certification

Application

Students must make application to the program by September 1 meeting all application requirements. Students should contact the nursing department to obtain an informational packet with comprehensive application requirements. The program begins in the spring semester and finishes after the summer semester. Twenty students are accepted to the program each year.

Contact

Come visit our Nursing Program to see if we are the right fit for you! Contact us at nursing@highlandcc.edu or 913-367-6204 X146 to schedule your visit.

First Semester   Credits
NUR220 LPN to RN Transition 1
NUR225 Advanced Nursing Skills 4
NUR230 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing 6
NUR235 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 3
  Total for First Semester 14
Second Semester    
NUR245 High Risk Maternal-Child Nursing 2
NUR240 Nurse as Manager of Care 2
NUR250 Professional Nursing Practicum 4
  Total for Second Semester 8
  Total Credits for Certificate 22

 

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